USC Still Needs A President Too

USC is considering a bold move in its search for a new president, according to sources close to the Board of Trustees and search committee;

Although Northwestern president Morton Schapiro and Northeastern president Joseph Aoun have been considered frontrunners, USC might do something completely different.

The search committee is looking at candidates outside of strictly academic backgrounds, because of the big, diverse portfolio of the USC operation. For example, the medical enterprise now represents 55 percent of the University’s total operating revenue.

Who would be a candidate? I can’t help but think Robert Iger, the chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Co. fits the profile.

He has a good relationship with the Board of Trustees and his wife, Willow Bay, is the dean of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

The biggest risk is the board makes a mistake similar to Max Nikias, who hired Pat Haden and Lynn Swann, who had no previous experience, as athletic directors. Both of their tenures have been viewed as disasters.

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13 thoughts on “USC Still Needs A President Too

  1. “Who would be a candidate? I can’t help but think Robert Iger, the chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Co. fits the profile.”

    Why not, USC is currently being run as a Mickey Mouse operation.

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  2. Robert Iger has a huge ego and is worth huge $. He is not close to a academic and is a huge liberal/progressive with political aspirations. He is under contract with Disney for a couple of more years. More bullshit from Wolf.

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  3. Insiders reported today that George Clooney has “already accepted the university’s offer in principle.” Apparently the only sticking point is Clooney’s demand that Julia Roberts be made Athletic Director.

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  4. USC is lucky Morton Schapiro and Joseph Aoun are even considering entangling themselves in the mess of corruption, scandal and embarrassing litigation that Max Nikias has brought upon the university.

    USC needs to offer either one the position before they come to their senses.

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  5. SC needs someone that is understanding of SC athletic history,in football and all sports.
    Why? Alumni and fans/supporters expect it and identify with it. SC has produced excellent professionals in all business related areas and athletes in its Olympic champions and professional sports…that is a fact and it better happen,or there will be a price to pay.

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